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Chapter 23. Keeping Your Internet Connec... > Working with Secure Web Sites

Working with Secure Web Sites

When is it safe to send confidential information over the Internet? The only time you should transmit private information, such as credit card numbers and banking information, is when you can establish a secure connection using a standard security protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) over HTTP.

To make an SSL connection with IE5, the Web server must include credentials from a designated certifying authority. The URL for a secure connection uses a special prefix (https://), and Internet Explorer includes two important indications that you're about to connect securely: You see a warning dialog box each time you begin or end a secure connection, as well as a padlock icon in the status bar.


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